@Josh Verran The UK tends to use the guidance that comes from "The NBS" for layer and other standards. The current "favoured" naming system UNICLASS 2015 covers products. I don't like it and don't use it in my documentation, but it should give you an idea of the scale of the problem. I may be wrong, but I would imagine most users not bound by government standards, including myself, just establish a common sense memorable naming system to suit their regularly used materials.
If you don't already have it, open the classification manager and click on the [ I ] in the lower left which gives you a link to the classifications download site. If you look at the CAWS classification headings, they may give you some easier to use pointers.
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I use the old CAWS UK system across all attributes so that I only have to remember one standard. However, I am not sharing the information so it’s just for my own convenience. For instance, a ceiling in my system might have the following attributes
Material K | Lining | Plasterboard
Cut fill M2 | Int Finish | Plaster
Surface M6 | Decoration | Paint - White Emulsion
Layer name A | K | K4 Ceiling
I rename all the standard ,materials and surfaces attributes in my own template